Image formation challenges in the MOSAIC platform

M. E. Gehm, D. R. Golish, E. M. Vera, J. Hahn, D. L. Marks, D. J. Brady

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The DARPA MOSAIC program applies multiscale optical design (shared objective lens and parallel array of microcameras) to the acquisition of high pixel count images. Interestingly, these images present as many challenges as opportunities. The imagery is acquired over many slightly overlapping fields with diverse focal, exposure and temporal parameters. Estimation of a consensus image, display of imagery at human-comprehensible resolutions, automated anomaly detection to guide viewer attention, and power management in a distributed electronic environment are just a few of the novel challenges that arise. This talk describes some of these challenges and presents progress to date.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVisual Information Processing XX
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventVisual Information Processing XX - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 26 Apr 201127 Apr 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceVisual Information Processing XX
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


  • Image formation
  • Image stitching
  • Multiscale imaging


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